Georgia Affonso is a playwright and theatre-maker who specialises in comedy and storytelling.
She is currently on the Northern Voices Scheme at BBC Writersroom.
Her play Runway was longlisted for theatre503’s 2018 Playwriting Award.
Recently, Georgia was the Associate Young Writer for Northern Broadsides and led ‘From the Ashes’ a project linking BTEC students from Calderdale College to Northern Broadsides’ production of Hard Times, culminating in a piece she wrote performed by the students at The Viaduct, Halifax.
She was one of three Squad writers to write short plays for Here and Now, a collaboration between Lit UP and John Godber touring libraries and arts centres in the East Riding.
Georgia is co-manager of No Door Theatre, a female-focused theatre company that performs ‘pay-what-you-feel’ productions and scratch theatre nights in fringe venues. No Door Theatre produced Georgia’s first play ‘forgive-me-not’ at Zifferblat Edge St, in December 2016.
She frequently collaborates to with composer Sophie Sully. Recently they have produced ‘Christmas’ Story’ for No Dice Collective, ‘Three poems by an Angry Bird’ for Collective31, ‘Salt Fiend’ a spoken-word piece for No Dice Collective, ‘Stick-Stock-Stone Dead’ was staged at Manchester University Music Society’s Estival in 2016 and ‘Dora’ was recently produced by Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera at the Antony Burgess Foundation.
Georgia graduated from the Music and Drama undergraduate degree at the University of Manchester in 2016.